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Comment Re:Dystopia (Score 1) 340

Ignorant patients will always find greedy doctors willing to give them antibiotics they don't need for diseases that aren't bacterial.

Why aren't doctors allowed to give people sugar pills instead of antibiotics? Of if they are allowed, why aren't they actively doing it instead of sending people home empty handed (which leaves them unhappy so they go looking for a 'better' doctor)?

There should be organization at a national level to produce nicely packaged placebos in important looking boxes. They could even change the name every few months so people don't figure it out.

If there's anything that's in world/national interest, this is it.

Comment Re:this possibly means one of two things.. (Score 1) 160

As a former soldier, I don't want them to cut funding for air conditioning. Operating in climates with 120 F for months at a time is pretty hard, and the computers and equipment starts failing.

But I get your point.

Maybe they could stop using tents to store people/computers.

Something insulated might cut the power bill....

Comment Re:Oh sure! (Score 5, Informative) 603

Hint: "Armed security officers" can also be untrained overpaid mouthbreathers with power trip issues.

All it takes for them to get involved in a situation is a nod from one of the currently employed untrained overpaid mouthbreathers with power trip issues and one of the the newly employed untrained overpaid mouthbreathers with power trip issues will be right there to help.

Comment Re:NOT posted as AC. (Score 5, Insightful) 603

If we follow the logic through to the end, everybody, everywhere needs an armed guard; just in case the lunatic-du-jour decides that's where he wants to kill people.

Marathon runs obviously need an armed guard every 10 yards along the course. We have proof that terrorists see marathon runs as a target!

Comment Re:Gee, they're going to build an ARM-based comput (Score 3) 176

Clearly you've never programmed bare metal as we did in the days of the Commodore 64, TRS-80, Apple II, Commodore PET, etc.

It was *fun* back then. There wasn't even a debounced keyboard driver for most of those machines. You had to map the bits of the IO ports to individual keys. :)

These days we use Arduinos. Try writing a software TV output or SID chip emulator on one...

A Raspberry Pi is a bit too much like having a real computer.

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